#1  
Old 10-19-2007, 04:19 PM
gjbingham's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Longview, WA
Posts: 2,021
Default wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Anybody have a good recommendation for a wet cutting tile saw that's somewhat affordable. I looked at the ones at Home Depot and they don't look like they will last any length of time.
Thanks
__________________
GJBingham
-----------------------------------
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

-
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Ken524's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,649
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Several of us are using the Harbor Freight 10" wet saw.
Here's a thread that discusses it and has links:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/s...ight#post12848 (SuperIsol Installation for 42" Pompeii)

Even though the thread is called "SuperIsol Installation" it's mostly about HF's wet saw. If you do a search for "Harbor Freight" or "Wet Saw" you will find other threads discussing it. Be sure to get the extended warranty.
__________________
Ken H. - Kentucky
42" Pompeii


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Updated!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-19-2007, 05:24 PM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Don't try to save money by buying the 7" tile saw that looks like a little table saw. It throws the cutting muck up in your face. Even if you wear goggles, you have to hose them off after each brick.

I second the HF 10 inch wet saw recommendation. Use it for your oven, sell it on eBay, spend less than three weekends rental.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2007, 05:26 PM
asudavew's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: san angelo, texas
Posts: 1,877
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

I'm using one of the cheap tile saws from Lowe's. We've had it for years, and it has held up ok. It even has the original blade.(7")

The only problem is that it won't cut all the way through a brick. So I have to cut the top, both sides, then flip it over, and cut both sides again. Then I take the "cut" brick and either hit it with a hammer in the center, or hit it with another brick until it breaks in half. It does leave each piece with a rough side, but I don't point the rough side toward the center of the dome.

It works, but not greatly effective. I already had the saw, so I am making do.



Here are a few pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
wet cutting tile saw recommendations-cut-brick.jpg   wet cutting tile saw recommendations-saw.jpg  
__________________
My thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My costs:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My pics:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2007, 08:18 PM
Dutchoven's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 931
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Another vote for the HF 10 inch saw...have used it on harder than firebrick face brick and it cuts through them like a dream...using the HF 10 inch blade also
Dutch
__________________
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
"Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2007, 09:04 PM
Unofornaio's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central, California
Posts: 323
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by asudavew View Post

The only problem is that it won't cut all the way through a brick. So I have to cut the top, both sides, then flip it over, and cut both sides again. Then I take the "cut" brick and either hit it with a hammer in the center, or hit it with another brick until it breaks in half.
> What is in the way? That saw should have a 2" cut depth.. why not just lay the brick flat, flip it once and cut the 1/2" out on the second pass?
__________________
http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2007, 10:15 PM
asudavew's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: san angelo, texas
Posts: 1,877
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unofornaio View Post
> What is in the way? That saw should have a 2" cut depth.. why not just lay the brick flat, flip it once and cut the 1/2" out on the second pass?
Hits the arbor or guard....Not sure why, but I know I can't pass the brick through.//

It's probably the sliding table...... maybe it should be lower...

But anyways, just giving my personal experience.

And it sure as heck won't cut through in two passes. I was a pretty good carpenter for 10 years...... and trust me... it won't do it.

Thought I would include a pic of some cabinets I hung and then cut and installed the crown molding.

Just so you don't think I'm crazy! I really do know how to use a saw.

BTW- The molding came already stained and finished. No cutting, filling, or staining allowed. It had to be a tight fit.

As all of the other 200+ kitchens I trimmed out.
Attached Thumbnails
wet cutting tile saw recommendations-crown.jpg  
__________________
My thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My costs:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My pics:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by asudavew; 10-19-2007 at 10:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-20-2007, 03:27 AM
christo's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 910
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

HF 10 inch saw is still working well for me. One more project before Craigs List.

One thing I did was tweek the water pipes inside the guard so they direct water at the blade vs at the inside of the guard. I got through the oven and accent bricks and am still using the same HF smooth edge blade. I even used it to rip a few 10 ft pieces of Hardi Trim when I needed a narrower piece around the top of the oven.....

Christo
__________________
My oven progress -

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2007, 09:01 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,446
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

I started my oven with the same MK saw as Dave. He is correct, a standard firebrick will not pass through without hitting the arbor and guard.
Foolishly, knowing the amature was bad and the saw might die at any moment, I went to the trouble of spending an entire day making a different sliding table that gave me an extra 1/4" of clearance........the saw finally died after about 15 bricks.

Bought the 10" HF freight saw, it worked flawlessly. As I've stated before, I am not a Chinese tool proponent - most of it it junk, but this saw does an amazing job for $200. I wouldn't recommend it for professional use, but it is more than enough saw for building and oven.

RT
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-20-2007, 09:28 AM
gjbingham's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Longview, WA
Posts: 2,021
Default Re: wet cutting tile saw recommendations

Thanks all for your input. The HF sounds like the winner. I'll find one soon.
G.
__________________
GJBingham
-----------------------------------
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

-
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Second broken Flue Tile christo Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 19 09-09-2013 07:55 PM
My tile saw doesn't cut it. asudavew Tools, Tips and Techniques 8 09-26-2007 07:14 AM
Cutting bricks BamaGirl Pompeii Oven Construction 4 08-23-2007 10:25 PM
Cutting bricks and insulation question BamaGirl Pompeii Oven Construction 1 08-23-2007 03:33 AM
Rent an "industrial" brick saw or buy a tile saw? Fio Pompeii Oven Construction 8 05-04-2006 05:44 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC